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by the Frontstretch Staff
However, both the Cup race and the sprint car race were pushed back a day by rain. Lebanon Valley did not postpone until after 5 p.m., meaning that I still had to drive out there while the Cup race was running as if it was actually going to happen. I missed over 200 laps Sunday just by driving there and back.
On Monday, I drove back right after work to cover the action. It was a rough-and-tumble affair with Sammy Swindell winning. Steve Kinser's retirement announcement overshadowed everything, though. For what it's worth, I did talk to Kinser after the race. He stated that he was unhappy with his running. He feels that he isn't as competitive as in past years. He finished sixth, but basically stated that his car was miserable. He feels like its time and wants to spend more time with his grandkids (remember, he's 62 and has 40 years of seniority). All in all, he just seemed content. This might really be it, dudes.
Viewers saw a somewhat decent amount of racing for position Sunday, but that action tended to be centered around the frontrunners, perhaps even more than on Friday night. That was one thing I didn't particularly like, but we did get a lot of battles. Also, NBCSN held off on commercial breaks on at least two occasions to show battles on-track. That's pretty good.
Frontstretch Line of the Week
From Beyond the Cockpit: Josh Wise Optimistic Despite First-Year Struggles with The Motorsports Group
"We have five people here [at Pocono] this weekend and two guys at the shop. There's a fine line of getting good people and getting people who can do a good job and not just hiring people to fill space. That's the biggest challenge as a new team. The largest teams do a really good job at hiring great employees and retaining them. We're in a position where we take chances on some younger guys, and we try to train guys, things like that.Even as a smaller team with fewer resources, all of the other boxes we have to check to get where we want to be, people are the most critical aspect of it.." - Josh Wise on the employment situation at The Motorsports Group, as of Pocono.
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Q: Later in the 1998 Grand Prix of Belgium, Michael Schumacher was dominating after one of his primary competitors (Mika Hakkinen) was eliminated on the second start. Lap 26 ended up being his downfall, though. What happened?
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